Is alarm over chronic wasting disease exaggerated?

In Arkansas, a newly discovered outbreak already has infected 43 percent of adult bucks. CWD is 100 percent fatal. Is this what we want for Missouri’s deer herd? SOURCE: Share The Outdoors, November 25, 2016

CWD Strikes in Arkansas

Chronic Wasting Disease arrives in a big way in northwestern Arkansas, impacting deer and elk. The northernmost case just 15 miles south of Missouri. SOURCE: Arkansas Wildlife Magazine, May 2016

Does “Mad Deer” disease pose a public health threat?

Mad Cow disease was discovered in 1986.  Experts said it couldn’t affect humans, claiming an “interspecies barrier” blocks prion diseases from jumping one species to another. Nine years later people started dying.   Experts had to eat their words...